Born 1972 and married with six children, Alain has been the Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg since 2011. He studied in yeshiva (Bnei Brak and Monsey) and at the rabbinical seminary in Paris, before receiving ordination from the Chief Rabbi of Israel. He has also studied law, psychology, and philosophy and has been the rabbi of Monaco, Lausanne and Bordeaux.
|Monday||09:15||Kashrut obsession: the birth of a new Judaism?|
|Tuesday||09:15||The moon: the true Jewish guide|
|Tuesday||20:10||The Republic and the Jews: Religion, State, and Secularism in France|
Sara is a founder of Refugees At Home, which matches asylum-seekers and refugees with generous hosts. She volunteers at WLS asylum-seeker drop-in and has led food runs to Calais. She is a journalist by background, and was editor of Channel 4 News. She now has a portfolio of public appointments.
|Tuesday||12:00||Practical steps to helping asylum seekers and refugees – how to set up your own project|
Ahmad, 15 years old and originally from Pakistan, is a survivor of a Taliban attack on his school. Ahmad is passionate about the rights of education for children. He is a United Nations Global Education Ambassador and has spoken publicly about his experience and passions in a range of forms.
Jonathan writes on politics and religion for publications in the UK, US and Israel, and lectures to youth, students and adults. He is an anti-BDS activist, and he blogs at Commentary.
|Friday||21:15||The most important theologian you've never heard of|
|Sunday||15:50||Is Donald Trump an antisemite?|
|Tuesday||20:10||Is Benjamin Netanyahu a force for good?|
|Tuesday||21:40||Is the Jewish Right out of ideas?|
|Wednesday||14:30||Is Brexit good for the Jews?|
Ronen is founder and president of Ve'AhavTA, a grassroots social movement that is forming a new narrative of unity in Israel based on Jewish identity. He is the former rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Raannana and is the founder of Beit Hillel – Attentive Spiritual Leadership.
|Saturday||14:45||Conversion crisis and civil marriage in Israel: crises, challenges and opportunities|
|Sunday||10:40||Challenges of Halacha in a rapidly changing world: Where do we draw the lines?|
|Monday||09:15||Heterogeneity and harmony in Am Israel|
|Monday||12:00||Experience the prayers: how can we make the ritual more spontaneous and exciting?|
Danny is the founder and director of HaMakom and is currently a final-year rabbinical student at Leo Baeck College. He read Jewish Studies at Oxford University and studied at Yeshivat HaKibbutz HaDati. Previously, Danny trained in psychotherapy and worked as a corporate lawyer in the City of London.
|Tuesday||09:15||Olam Chesed Yibaneh - The World is Built on Loving Kindness (Psalm 89:3)|
|Tuesday||16:40||How to use compassionate communication to talk about compassion for animals|
|Wednesday||08:00||Birkot ha'shachar: cultivating gratitude with our morning blessings|
David Newman was dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben Gurion University in Israel from 2010 to 2016, where he founded both the Department of Politics and Government and the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS). Until 2014 he was chief editor of the academic journal Geopolitics. Originally from the UK, he is presently on sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of London. In 2013 he was awarded the OBE for promoting scientific cooperation between Israel and the UK.
|Saturday||14:45||The Sefer Torah connection: forging new Israel-Diaspora links|
|Sunday||14:30||Israel 2020: geopolitical self images - where is Israel located? (1 of 3)|
|Monday||18:50||Israel 2020: thinking beyond the territorial box - two states without borders (2 of 3)|
|Tuesday||18:50||Israel 2020: boycott hysteria - is there really a threat? (3 of 3)|
|Wednesday||10:30||Peeking Beyond the Wall: Screening and Q&A|
Michael Newman is the grandson of a refugee and the chief executive of the AJR, an organisation established on 20 July 1941 to support and represent the interests of the estimated 70,000 Jewish Refugees from German-speaking countries who fled to Britain to escape Nazi oppression.
|Tuesday||12:00||The Association of Jewish Refugees|
Jeremy is chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, former CEO of the Jewish Leadership Council, and a former Spokesman for Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
|Tuesday||16:40||Who or what is the problem between the Labour Party and Jews: and can it be repaired?|
Jacqueline is a visual artist and Jewish educator. Her art engages with traditional Jewish ideas in untraditional ways. She co-ordinates Arts and Culture at JW3, teaches at LSJS and contributes to BBC R2 Pause For Thought. Jacqueline exhibits internationally, and is artist-in-residence for Beit Venezia.
|Monday||20:10||Learn Torah as an artist|
|Tuesday||14:30||Reimagining a Jewish site through scholarship and the arts|
|Tuesday||21:40||Misogynist Film Club: the musical!|
|Wednesday||09:15||Bestiary of fears|
|Wednesday||18:10||JW3 art salon: art and politics|
|Wednesday||23:20||The rebbetzins’ disco|
Dr Lynette Nusbacher is a strategist and lecturer. She was Devil's Advocate to the Joint Intelligence Committee and lectured in War Studies at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. She was educated at the University of Oxford, the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Toronto.
|Wednesday||16:40||Is too much expected of the Israeli Defense Force?|